Hello 2016!! We kicked off the new year with an awesome experience for our first 2016 Sunday Adventure Ride, my main man Paul and I went out to expirament with the capabilities and range of the 2015 Zero DS. Paul ripped it around on the his new R1200GSA with Karoo 3’s he just installed here at the shop. I will be doing a review of the Zero DS in the Nate’s Review section below. Being the first off-road experience with the DS we took a nice little twisty ride up the street utilizing Mt. Chestnut to connect to the bottom of Bent Mtn so we could warm up on some good twisties and start to feel the bikes street performance and then directly jump into gravel and then light dirt. The route we took was only a 40 mile trip but was a great sprint ride for an early morning Sunday wake-up call. The scenery was great and the opportunity to use the SENA 10C and give you a 1st person perspective of the route we took and what it was like to ride a 100% electric motorcycle through the backroads of SouthWest Virginia.
Link to video of Sunday Adventure Ride:
Look forward to seeing you out on our next Sunday Ride and hope you tell your friends of the great time to be had with the Frontline Crew and Frontline Family……
Sunday Ride Info:
Rally Point: Frontline Eurosports 1003 Electric Rd. Salem, VA 24153
***Don’t forget that we are doing dual sport and adventure touring riding events the first Sunday of every month. Let’s get those GS and Tiger machines dirty!!!!!!!****
Zero Motorcycles…..what have you done to the motorcycle market? Zero has simplified the operation of a motorcycle down to the point that if you have ever ridden a bicycle you will be able to impress your friends with your ability to rip a motorcycle down the road with no problems!! Just twist the throttle and go…instant power with no clutch or shift pedal to worry about, so now what’s your excuse? My first impression of the Zero DS was my concern with infrastructure for charging and the range that I would be able to go on a trip, flip that train of thought, think about what you do on a daily basis….commute, short rips after work, a run to the grocery store for a bag of candy for the wife….that’s where this machine excels. She is super easy to operate and has very responsive power at any speed with its electric power-pack that has a life expectancy of 312,000 miles, and can carry you on average 90 miles combined urban and interstate riding, per charge that cost an average of $1.40 per charge up. The charge time with standard wall plug in is 8.6 hours for a full charge, or speed that up with a quick charger to speed the charge time up to 2.4 hours.
The DS 12.5 weighs in at 413 lbs with a carrying capacity of 362 lbs so you and your family/friends can have fun together. With the recent upgrades to the Zero model which now boasts Showa suspension and J.Juan braking system with a set of Pirelli MT-60 rubbers wrapped around the 17” rear and 19” front mag wheel.
But enough about specs, what about the ride Nate!!?? Well, here we go. Pulling out of the lot with a 100% charge, in Sport Mode, we took the back roads to the bottom of Bent Mountain and took her up the hill at a good pace but had a shock at the top of the hill when I glanced down and noticed we were already at 73% power. Paul and I got a little scared and decided to just run up Poor Mountain area, switching to Economy Mode, to test her off-road. That is when the next surprise came in, we stopped using power, we were consistently on and off the gas enough that the regeneration was becoming very effective and with the ability to coast down long hills we were really stopping consumption of energy from the power pack. The tire pressure was set for street riding which made her a little squirrely on the thicker gravel regions but did much better in true dirt situations. The ride was a bit rough, but it was a bit cold that day and anything is rough on the body when under freezing temps, and the power was smooth when accelerating, limited slipping in the Economy Mode we were now in. We could spin the rear tire up with a firm handful of throttle and a willingness to let her rip up the rear tire, but tame enough that she won’t get the newer riders in trouble. I believe instead of talking about handling and performance we need to focus on the fact that this machine offers a simple way to explore the terrain we desire with no clutch or never being in the wrong gear, and in stealth mode on top of that. I got to enjoy the ride more than the usual Adventure Ride as I wasn’t worried about how hard I could push the bike but slowed down and worried about how much scenery I could take in. I haven’t put enough miles on the machine yet to give more accurate information on how the battery life will work in each individual’s situation but do have enough to understand that this is not your touring machine, with a lack of infrastructure in this region and the 8 hr charge time (2.5 with quick charger) it’s not a practical machine to take to the beach, haha. With that being said, when down and around and through the mountains…who doesn’t want a free ride…especially when on two wheels that can produce tons of fun. Come on down and talk to us about our electric options and schedule a test ride to find out what all the hype is about and where our future is going.
Link to video of Zero Sunday Adventure Ride:
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4.29.16-5.1.16 = Frontline Eurosports 1st Spring Rally
New Units in Inventory:
2016 BMW R1200R Prem. In Grey
2016 BMW G650GS Spoke Rims in White
2016 BMW F800GSA Prem.in Green
2016 BMW R1200GSA Prem. in NEW Blue
2016 BMW R1200RT in Bronze
2016 BMW R1200GS in White Mag Wheel
2016 BMW S1000XR Premium in Red
2016 BMW S1000RR Prem. In Black & Red SEXY
2015 BMW R1200GS Prem in White or Red !!SALE!!
2016 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
2016 Duati Scrambler Urban Enduro
2016 Ducati Monster 1200 S in White
2016 Ducati Diavel Dark Stealth Black
2016 Ducati Panigale 1299
2015 Ducati Panigale 1299S
2015 Ducati Street Fighter 848 !!SALE!!
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200S in Red
2015 Ducati HyperMotard Black
2016 Triumph Tiger800 XCA in M. Green
2016 Triumph Bonneville T-100 Gold/White
2015 Truimph Rocket III Roadster in Blk with Red Racing Stripes
2015 Triumph Thunderbird LT in Red and Black
2015 Triumph Bonneville T-100 Black
2015 Triumph Bonneville T-214 Limited Edition
2015 Triumph Bonneville NEWCHURCH
2015 Triumph Street Triple R in White
2015 Triumph Daytona 675R Matte Black
2014 Triumph Daytona 675R Crystal White
2014 Triumph Street Triple in Cosmic Green !!SALE!!
Many more we didn’t have room to list……
New Used Units in Inventory:
2015 BMW R1200RT in Grey only 4,700 miles $16,999
2014 BMW S1000RR in Granite & White 1,500 miles $13,750
2014 BMW S1000RR in Black ONLY $12,999
2012 BMW K1600GT in Red Prem $16,999
2010 BMW R1200RT Prem in Grey $10,999
2002 BMW R1150RT in Silver with Sergeant Seat Fully Serviced $4,999
2015 Ducati Panigale 1299 S in Red $22,000
2013 Ducati Hyperstrada with only 2K miles $9,499
2014 Triumph Trophy SE in Silver with top box and heated grips $13,999
2013 Triumph America in Blue and White low miles $5,999
2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1215 in Blue with SW MotoTech Panniers and Leo Vince $10,999
2013 Triumph Speed Triple R in Black with Rizoma goodies $10,999
2013 Triumph Speed Triple in Yellow with lots of goodies $9,499
2013 Kawasaki EX650R Ninja in blue with frame sliders $4,999
2013 Kawasaki EX650R Ninja in Blue $4,999
2012 Suzuki DL650 VStrom in Orange with Top Box and Handguards $5,999
2008 Harley Davidson FXSTB Nightrain all blacked out $9,999
Also, check our Frontline Eurosports website with huge used inventory and contact Nate for information, http://www.frontlineeurosports.com/
Sold High Priority Units
2016 BMW R1200GS Triple Black SOLD
2016 BMW R1200GSA in Blue SOLD
2016 BMW R1200GSA in White SOLD
2016 BMW R1200RT in Platinum SOLD
2016 BMW S1000R in Black SOLD
2015 BMW S1000RR in Black SOLD
2015 BMW F800GS in White SOLD
2015 BMW RnineT SOLD OUT
2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon Red SOLD
2015 Ducati Monster 821 Dark
2015 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro SOLD
2015 Victory Gunner SOLD
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander SOLD
2014 Triumph Daytona 675R SOLD
2014 Triumph Bonneville T-100 Custom SOLD
2008 BMW K1200GT in Silver SOLD
2005 Yamaha YZF-R6 SOLD
2002 BMW R1150RT SOLD
And many more not listed…………………
**If you see a unit online you are interested in but can’t get to the store for a while you can always put a deposit on the bike over the phone to ensure the bike will be there for you when you are ready***
We have 2 2016 BMW R1200GSA models in stock that qualifies!!!
We have 1 2016 BMW R1200GS model in stock that qualifies!!!
We have 1 2016 BMW R1200RT model in stock that qualifies!!!
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Qualified customers will also get 90 days no payments, so now you can get the machine you want when you want it and not have any payments to make until spring.
If you are not familiar with Easy Ride contact Ellen, Finance Manager, to get more information on how this program can change your riding career and make your future brighter than you imagined.
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Frontline Eurosports (540) 387-9780
1003 Electric Road
Salem, VA. 24153